Friday, May 10, 2019
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Spring Fling is a special time for the entire Bement community to enjoy an afternoon of fun and games outside. All students, faculty, staff, friends, and family are invited to join the fun with activities for all ages, including games, face painting, fun run and a raffle. Food and drink are provided.
Time: 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: The backyard of the Mary Hawks House and the Bement athletic fields, 3 Old Ferry Road, Deerfield, MA
Parking and Pick-Up: Please park on Old Main street (no parking at Mary Hawks House), and check your child out with the faculty on duty at the sidewalk. Then walk down to the Mary Hawks House or hop into a Bement shuttle van to get to Spring Fling.
Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult at Spring Fling.
Students must not depart from Spring Fling on their own (i.e. no walks, trips back to campus, or to the dorms).
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Shuttle bus between main campus and Mary Hawks House. Park on main campus and complete the scavenger hunt on your way to Mary Hawks House!
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Activities and Games:
bean bag toss
face painting & henna tatoos
jelly bean spinner game
tug of war
water balloon toss
4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Fun Run
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Dinner (raffle winners announced)
5:15 - 5:30 p.m. Shuttle bus between Mary Hawks House and main campus
Spring Fling is a community-building event run by the Bement Parents Association and The Bement School. Volunteers make everything happen! We're looking for adult volunteers to help with set up, take down, and more. You will be amazed at how much fun you will have, and how much your help matters!
What to Bring
- Sneakers if you will be participating in the Fun Run or other activities.
- Rain gear and boots
- A blanket or a lawn chair to sit on
- All children must be accompanied by an adult, and please no pets.
- Park at Bement and walk to Mary Hawks House (or take the shuttle bus).
- Snacks, dinner, treats, and beverages will be served.
- The Bement PA and the school sponsor Spring Fling, the Fun Run, and the raffle. Parents and students will not need cash or credit cards.
Questions? Suggestions? Please contact us.
The Fun Run is a 1.5 mile non-competitive lap around historic Deerfield. The course loop starts at the Mary Hawks House on Broughams Pond Road. We hope you'll join the fun whether you walk, skip, push a stroller, or run! Everyone is invited!
All students will receive free tickets at Spring Fling to enter into the raffles of their choice. Prizes will include: choose a day of free dress for students and teachers in your building (Keith, Drake, Kittredge), a basket or gift certificate from the school store, and more!
Spring Fling T-shirt Contest
Every year the Spring Fling t-shirts are designed by the students. Each student is encouraged to draw a picture of what they think should go on the Spring Fling t-shirts. A team of judges will decide which drawing will end up on the 2019 Spring Fling t-shirt.
One winner will be chosen from the lower school and one winner from the upper school. Both designs will be printed on the t-shirts and the winners will be announced at morning meeting on May 10. All students will receive a t-shirt at that time.
Students who are interested in submitting a design can find the instructions here. Designs are due by April 2.